Alfred Enoch Discusses His Experience as an Audiobook Narrator for “Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman”

The release of Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman was already exciting for fans of the late Harry Potter star, but it was made even more special with the audiobook narration performed by some familiar faces from the franchise. Wizarding World alumni Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) both lent their voices to the audiobook, and Enoch recently discussed his experience in a new interview with the Express.

The 33-year-old narrates the memoir’s foreword and appendices. Though Enoch had a small role in the audiobook, he was honored to be a part of it. “It was fascinating to get to read it and lovely to be part of that,” Enoch said. The actor admitted that he isn’t usually a fan of memoirs, but he described Rickman’s diaries as “very compelling.”

Rickman’s diaries also chronicle his time on the set of the Potter films, but Enoch admits he doesn’t have quite as good a memory of his own time in the franchise.

People always ask me what I remember about Potter, and I’m like, [‘]very little[‘]. I must be the most oblivious person, between my memory and the fact that I’m an easily distracted person. I’m usually like, ‘Oh, that’s good!’ in the middle of a performance.

Compared to the lead actors in the films, Enoch explained that he didn’t have as much exposure in the public eye, which allowed him to lead a pretty normal life while acting in the movies.

It was a lovely thing to be a part of, but it didn’t disrupt my childhood. I went to school, went to uni, finished uni, [and] started working, [and] no one ever knew who I was.

Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman is now available in print and as an audiobook and e-book.

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